To Lessen the Chance of Kickback: cont.
inspect the workpiece for knots or nails BEFORE
saw into a knot or nail,
3. Make straight cuts. ALWAYS
use a straight edge guide when rip cutting.
This will help prevent
twisting the blade in the cut.
4. ALWAYS use clean, sharp and
properly set blades. NEVER
make cuts with dull blades.
5. ALWAYS properly support the workpiece
before beginning a cut. This will help you
avoid pinching the blade. The right and
wrong ways to support large workpieces
are shown in Figures 5 and 7.
6. ALWAYS use steady, even pressure
when making a cut. NEVER force the cut.
7. DO NOT cut wet or warped lumber.
8. ALWAYS hold the saw firmly with both
hands and keep your body in a balanced
This will help you resist the forces of kickback,
When using your saw, ALWAYS
stay alert and exercise
DO NOT remove
your saw from the workpiece,
while the blade is moving.
ALWAYS use the correct blade depth setting. The correct blade depth setting
for all cuts should not be more than 1/4-inch below the material being cut.
Allowing more depth will increase the chance of kickback and cause the cut to
be rough. Your saw is equipped with a depth-of-cut scale on the upper blade
guard that will provide increased depth-of-cut accuracy (See Fig. 8).